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Kid Auto Races at Venice (1914)

 -  Short | Comedy  -  7 February 1914 (USA)
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The Tramp wanders into and disrupts the filming of a go-kart race.

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Charlie, dressed as a tramp for the first time, goes to a baby-cart race in Venice, California. He causes a great deal of trouble and confusion, both on off the track (getting in the way of the cameraman) and on (interfering with the race). He succeeds in irritating both the participants and the public. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Originally released with a purchased educational short Olives and Their Oil (1914). See more »

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Featured in The Funniest Man in the World (1967) See more »

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A milestone in film comedy.
17 August 2000 | by (Akron, Ohio) – See all my reviews

This was the first film to feature Charlie Chaplin dressed up as the tramp. While it only runs about 7 minutes, it's great fun for fans of the period. Basically it's about Chaplin annoying a cameraman, a director, and the audience at a race track. Although it doesn't include many of the famous touches Chaplin gave the tramp in later films, it entertaining.


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